Posts tagged "sandra fluke"

Meet The Women Who Financially Support Their Husbands

This week's cover story in The New York Times Magazine addresses the economy's effect on marriages, specifically ones where the wife is now the breadwinner and is supporting an unemployed or under-employed husband.  Sounds fascinating. [New York Times Magazine] If Sandra Fluke's speech at the DNC last night was intended to make wackadoodle Republicans go…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 6, 2012

Sandra Fluke At The DNC: “It Easily Could Have Been Any One Of You”

Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown University law student who became a household name earlier this year when she spoke in front of Congress about access to affordable birth control -- and was subsequently called a "slut" by Rush Limbaugh -- spoke at the Democratic National Convention last night, focusing on the ways in which a Romney administratio…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 6, 2012

Nuns Should Be “Pistol Whipped,” Says Radio Host

While trying to promote peace and justice throughout the United States, a Catholic social justice group called Nuns On The Bus have been threatened with a "pistol whipping." On a radio show last week, host Jan Mickelson talked about the nuns recent protest of a conservative budget plan and asked his guest Rep. Tom Latham (R-IA)  if he ha…

By: Daley Quinn / June 29, 2012

Sandra Fluke Talks Sluts, Rush Limbaugh

[W]hat I’ve learned [after being called a "slut" by Rush Limbaugh on his show] has less to do with Mr. Limbaugh specifically and more to do with a part of our population that has this view. Because frankly, you don’t go on national radio and talk for several days about something that no one want…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 25, 2012

Rush Limbaugh Adds Catholic Nuns to His Growing “Feminazi” List

During his (frighteningly) popular radio talk show on June 13, Rush Limbaugh didn’t hesitate to add Catholic nuns to his oh-so-scary list of "feminazis." Limbaugh voiced his concern over the Vatican’s "doctrinal assessment" of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), where the Vatican had determined the LCWR to have "serious doctrinal problems" because they are promoting…

By: Daley Quinn / June 19, 2012

Rush Limbaugh Broke An (Obscure) Florida Law Against Slut-Shaming

God bless Gloria Allred: the attorney has fired off a letter to the Palm Beach County Attorney's Office to notify them that their most noxious resident, Rush Limbaugh, broke the law. (Again.) It turns out Florida has an obscure defamation statue classifying the "false and malicious questioning of a woman's chastity" as a misdemeanor. Which,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 9, 2012

Girl Talk: I Use Birth Control For Health Reasons

One spring afternoon when I was in high school in New York City, I had a bizarre health scare. A friend and I had been lounging by the Hudson River pretending to read and philosophize but really gossiping about our schoolmates — acting exactly our age. That afternoon, I had miserable symptoms as I always did whe…

By: Sarah Marian Seltzer / March 9, 2012

President Obama Called Sandra Fluke Because He Wouldn’t Want Sasha & Malia Called “Horrible Names”

"I thought about Malia and Sasha, and one of the things I want them to do as they get older is to engage in issues they care about. Even ones I may not agree with them on. I want them to be able to speak their mind in a civil and thoughtful way. And I…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 7, 2012

Jon Stewart Takes On Rush Limbaugh Over “Slut” Slur

Jon Stewart took on Rush Limbaugh's "slut" slur on last night's show and put it best, as always: "Personally, I don't get too worked up by the things Rush Limbaugh says because he is, and has been for many years, a terrible person." This is so amazing, I have nothing better to say than put your…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 6, 2012

Patricia Heaton Attacks Sandra Fluke Over Twitter

 I know you were all breathlessly waiting to hear what Patricia Heaton, who played the wife on "Everybody Loves Raymond," had to say about Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke's public comments regarding birth control coverage under health care reform. (More background here and here.) But unfortunately for you, Heaton has deleted all of her tweet…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 6, 2012

Today’s Lady News: 11 Advertisers Drop Rush Limbaugh’s Show

As of this evening, 11 advertisers, including corporate biggie AOL, have dropped their $$$ from Rush Limbaugh's show after he called a woman a "prostitute" and "slut" on air. [Think Progress] Could — and would — Sandra Fluke sue Rush? [The Daily Beast] Women earn less then men at every education level, according to a new report by the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 5, 2012

Sandra Fluke Talks Rush Limbaugh’s ‘Slut’ Smear On “The View”

Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown University Law student who was called a "slut" and a "prostitute" by Rush Limbaugh last week, appeared on "The View" this morning. She utterly floored me with her articulation, composure and professionalism.   Three weeks ago, Fluke was barred from testifying to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committe about women's acce…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 5, 2012

Advertisers Drop Rush Limbaugh After He Calls Woman “Slut” On Air

UPDATE, 3/3/12 at 6:30p.m: Rush Limbaugh issued an apology on his web site today to Sandra Fluke, a young woman he referred to earlier this week as a "slut" and "prostitute" during a discussion about birth control. In his apology, Limbaugh said: "For over 20 years, I have illustrated the absurd with absurdity, three hour…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 3, 2012

Sandra Fluke Will Not “Be Silenced” By Misogynist Blowhards Like Rush Limbaugh

"I guess my reaction is the reaction a lot of women have when they’ve been called these names. Initially you’re stunned but then, very quickly, you’re outraged because this is, historically, the kind of language that is used to silence women, especially women who stand up and say that these are their reproductive health care need…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 2, 2012